Violence mars UP polls; 10 killed

Ten people, including three in Jamalpur, were killed and over 60 others injured as the 5th phase of Union Parishad election was marred by violence and irregularities on Saturday. Meanwhile, a presiding officer of a polling station in Patia upazila of Chittagong district died due to cardiac arrest during the balloting in the afternoon.  The balloting for the lowest tier of local government election…

2 killed in Comilla road crash

Two men were killed in a collision of three vehicles at Parihal Para in Burichang upazila on Saturday afternoon.   The deceased were identified as Shah Alam, 40, son of Shiru Miah of Gabarchar village, and Jasim Uddin, 25, son…

PM for common SAARC platform for remittance flow

Bangladesh today proposed developing a common platform for flow of remittance in the SAARC region and said Sri Lanka may share its initiative to constitute a financial centre to this end.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came up with the proposal in a meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in the Japanese city of Nagoya.   "The SAARC nations may develop…

Accomplices of Aslam Chowdhury be traced out: Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday said that the accomplices of BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury, who has been hatched conspiracy to oust the ruling Awami League government, will be traced out soon.   "We shall trace out the accomplices of Aslam Chowdhury," he said in reply to a question of a local reporter at Barisal Circuit House after inaugurating a new…
Link between social media and alcohol use

Link between social media and alcohol use

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Brain ‘makes’ and ‘breaks’ a habit

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Repeated sounds help toddlers learn language fast

Repeated sounds help toddlers learn language fast

Is your baby struggling to learn a language? If so, using words that have repetitive syllables rather…


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